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iTunes 10 Album Art Controller Apps
iTunes 10 includes a QuickTime X-like controller available right from the album art!

I was playing around with iTunes 10 today and happened to click on the album art in the Now Playing section (lower left corner) and the album art window popped up full-size like normal. I noticed that there wasn't a title bar and alas, there was a controller, just like the one on QuickTime X videos, that you can use to play/pause, skip, scrub, fast forward, rewind, and change the volume of the track! So now there's one additional way to control your music in addition to the mini player. I'm not sure if this is a Snow-Leopard only thing, but it's very nice.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. Was this available in 9.2.1 on Snow Leopard? I never use the Now Playing drawer in iTunes so I didn't notice if it was or not. I looked on Leopard and it wasn't there in 9.2.1. How about in iTunes 10 on Leopard? I doubt it, since it looks like it uses QuickTime X. ]
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iTunes 10 Album Art Controller
Authored by: andycactus on Sep 03, '10 07:39:07AM

I have iTunes 10.1 running in Leopard 10.5.

I can confirm the player controls do appear in the "Playing now" window.



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iTunes 10 Album Art Controller
Authored by: DamnItsHot on Sep 03, '10 11:30:34AM

Where did you get iTunes 10.1? ;-)



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iTunes 10 Album Art Controller
Authored by: Zettt on Sep 03, '10 08:21:03AM

iTunes 9 didn't have the player controls.



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iTunes 10 Album Art Controller
Authored by: crarko on Sep 03, '10 08:55:13AM

So this is new for iTunes 10 and works in both 10.5 and 10.6.

Thanks!

Craig A.



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iTunes 10 Album Art Controller
Authored by: renaultssoftware on Sep 03, '10 02:33:39PM

Hey Craig, I can't believe there are 4 hints today! ;)

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iTunes 10 Album Art Controller
Authored by: riddick3point0 on Sep 03, '10 03:25:34PM

There is actually a setting that you have to select first in Preferences>Playback. Under "Play Music videos" the option that needs to be selected is "in artwork viewer" - this is how I got it to work. Initially I couldn't it to work. Great find!



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